The First Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on April 25th, 2013 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “A New Trend in Sustainable Tourism Development: Community Based Tourism in the COMCEC Region”

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 15 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Tourism Working Group namely, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, SESRIC, Islamic Center for Development of Trade (ICDT) and some academicians have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges in implementing the Community-Based Tourism (CBT) Programs in their respective countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies namely “Community Based Tourism: Finding the Equilibrium in the COMCEC Context” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office to a group academicians from Florida University and the “Tourism Outlook 2013” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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